Intelligent CIO North America Issue 8 - Page 11

NEWS

Attivo Networks announces continuous assessment and enforcement of privileged access

Attivo Networks , an industry expert in lateral movement attack detection and privilege escalation prevention , has announced the expansion of its Active Directory protection suite of products with a new and innovative way to discover and remediate exposures in Active Directory ( AD ) that could lead to breaches .

“ Protecting Active Directory should be on the radar of every executive team .
“ The consequences can be dire when an attacker uses Active Directory to compromise all critical resources and identities gaining access to key applications , data and tampers with security policies ,” said
Srikant Vissamsetti , Senior Vice President of Engineering at Attivo Networks .
“ Since Active Directory is the jumping off point for so many attacks , security executives must prioritize the protection of Active Directory and Kerberos authentication vulnerabilities ,” said Steve Hunt , Senior Analyst at Aite Group .
Active Directory is a directory service used by over 90 % of all enterprises for employee authentication , identity management and access control . It is notoriously complex to secure , with attackers using privileged access , which AD controls , in over 80 % of all attacks .
The new ADAssessor solution reduces this risk by finding , fixing and remediating exposures within AD and limits the attacker ’ s ability to identify sensitive targets , compromise misconfigurations , move laterally and gain persistence .

IBM Cloud Satellite enables clients to deliver cloud securely in any environment

IBM has announced that its hybrid cloud services are now generally available in any environment – on any cloud , on premises or at the Edge – via IBM Cloud Satellite .

Lumen Technologies and IBM have integrated IBM Cloud Satellite with the Lumen Edge platform to enable clients to harness hybrid cloud services in near real-time and build innovative solutions at the Edge . IBM Cloud Satellite brings a secured , unifying layer of cloud services for clients across environments , regardless of where their data resides . This is essential to help address critical data privacy and data sovereignty requirements .
Industries including telecommunications , financial services , healthcare and government can now benefit from reduced latency that comes with analyzing data securely at the Edge . Workloads related to online learning , remote work , telehealth services and more can now be delivered with increased efficiency and security with IBM Cloud Satellite .
“ With the Lumen platform ’ s broad reach , we are giving our enterprise customers access to IBM Cloud Satellite to help them drive innovation more rapidly at the Edge ,” said Paul Savill , SVP Enterprise Product Management and Services at Lumen .
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